Exterior of Tandem Lofts at 1631 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL


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Building Specs

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Address: 1631 S Michigan Ave
  • Built: 1920
  • Converted: 1999
  • Stories: 6
  • Units: 58
  • Style: Lofts


  • Security door locks
  • Bike room
  • Exercise room
  • Elevator
  • Garage parking
  • Pet-friendly

What’s Best About Tandem Lofts?

“Tandem Lofts is a boutique elevator loft building conveniently located at 1631 S Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.”

Let’s take a closer look…

Janeen Hayes, Chicago Realtor®

Ask Janeen about Tandem Lofts.

Both vintage and soft loft styles

The exterior of Tandem Lofts really stands out with its 1920’s red brick and decorative white terra-cotta façade. This plus the massive floor-to-ceiling windows give the building its distinctive character.

Vintage Lofts

The vintage lofts are on floors 2 and 3 in the original warehouse portion of this 1920 building. The ground floor is commercial space.

These vintage lofts offer all the features vintage loft lovers seek. Namely, exposed brick walls and ductwork, soaring ceilings and massive classic windows.

In addition, many of these units have fireplaces and balconies. Plus the kitchens often feature granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bars.

Soft Lofts

The soft loft units are in the building’s addition on floors 4-6. These units have a more contemporary feel. They also feature high ceilings, fireplaces and balconies. Plus some have the added value of dramatic city views.

Of course it’s always good to have choices and Tandem Lofts provides residents exactly that. Vintage loft or soft loft, you decide!

Next let’s explore what’s best about the location.


Residents of Tandem Lofts have easy access to everything that makes Chicago’s South Loop a great place to live.

Live here and appreciate easy commuting, great shopping, excellent schools, access to some of Chicago’s best parks, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Here’s an overview of what we like best about the location:

Easy commuting

If you’re not working from home, your commute is likely a pretty important consideration when selecting a place to live. So with its location at 1631 S Michigan Ave, Tandem Lofts offers plenty of good commuting options for you.

Let’s start with the fact that the Michigan Ave bus stop is just a half block away at the corner of 16th and Michigan Ave. From here you can grab the #1, 3 or 4 bus and get anywhere. The CTA Green and Red lines are 4 and 5 blocks away respectively.  If you’re driving then you’ll appreciate that 90/94, 290 and 55 are all easily accessible from here.

Shopping options

Shopping for everyday needs is also easy here. For example, Target, Jewel, Mariano’s, Trader Joes and Whole Foods, are just a few blocks away.

Moreover, the Roosevelt Collection Shops is a nearby and offers Banana Republic, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and the Container Store.

School choices

Public and private schools in the area include South Loop Elementary School, DayStar Academy and Old St. Mary’s. Plus, just a few blocks south is the British International School. In addition, UIC and Roosevelt University are in the neighborhood.

Dog and people parks

If you have a dog you’ll appreciate that The Fred Anderson Dog Park is only a block away! In addition, should your fury friend have a medical need, the South Loop Animal Hospital is just as close. And for your entertainment, Grant Park is just a short distance. And of course there’s the walking and cycling path along side Lake Michigan.

Food & drink

1631 S Michigan Avenue is an ideal location for residents wishing to take advantage of Chicago’s amazing taverns and restaurants. There are a bunch of good choices within a few blocks. Moreover, the amazing “Restaurant Row” is nearby in the West Loop.

Cultural attractions

Another great aspect about living at Tandem Lofts is the easy access to Chicago’s amazing cultural attractions. For example, the Museum Campus which is a collection of world-class museums. Namely, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium.

Reasonable Assessments

Assessments here depend on the unit’s square footage as is normally the case with Chicago condos. At Tandem Lofts assessments range from about $350 to $550 depending on the loft size.

Assessments include heat, water, gas, parking, common insurance, TV/cable, exterior maintenance, scavenger, snow removal and internet access.


Tandem Lofts at 1631 S Michigan Avenue is great for loft buyers seeking a one or two bedroom vintage or soft loft with reasonable monthly assessments in a convenient South Loop location.

If you have questions about selling, renting or buying a condo at 1631 S Michigan Ave just ask Janeen, she knows the South Loop and Tandem Lofts!

Please note: Given the size and popularity of this boutique loft building, there are often no listings available in the MLS. However, we often know of lofts soon to be listed for sale or rent in the building so please ask! And you can always take a look at other current Chicago lofts for sale.

Ask Janeen!